A Foundation for Excellence

“If we strive to be the

best we can be every day,

we can do some wonderful

things on this earth."

SPARK IMAGINATION

VALUE BASED

INSPIRE CREATIVITY

POSITIVE-DIRECTION

COMMUNITY SPIRIT

EXCELLENCE

Our Mission

THE AL OERTER FOUNDATION (AOF) exists to foster character and integrity through sports and the arts. AOF brings together athletes from the Olympics and the sporting world to promote the highest ethics of humanity. Through the athletes’ creative talents, AOF provides programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire individuals and communities to uphold the virtues of excellence above winning.

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Education

The Al Oerter Foundation believes that life begins with a blank canvas. From triumphs to tribulations, every choice we make, every accomplishment we achieve colors our lives.

We encourage individuals to live life in full color. Through programs of art, sport, education and the Olympic values, we strive to enrich the lives of future generations.

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Exhibitions

Art exhibitions travel to communities to celebrate cultures, nations and self. Guests have the opportunity to meet the featured Olympian artist(s) and become inspired by the human potential within everyone.

“It’s exciting to show that there’s not just one thing that you do in life.”

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Al's Very First Painting

AOTO Documentary